Zoe Bradley: The Red Rose Dress

Zie Bradley The Red Rose Dress Chatswood Chase SydneyA stunning bespoke couture gown consisting of nearly 400 hand-sculpted paper roses by acclaimed UK paper artist Zoe Bradley has gone on display at Chatswood Chase Sydney.

Exclusively commissioned by Chatswood Chase in celebration of their Spring/Summer fashion launch, over three days on Level One, Bradley and her team created The Red Rose Dress which stands an impressive three and a half metres tall by four metres long, and creates the illusion of silk thanks to the luminous quality of the red paper.

The Red Rose Dress is the culmination of an astonishing 100 hours of handmade work including 392 paper roses and 12,152 curled petals. No stranger to such feats, Bradley is renowned for her larger than life sculptural dresses that have been exhibited worldwide.

Born in England, Zoe Bradley studied fashion design at Middlesex University. After graduating with a first class honors in 1997, Bradley went on to work with fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Her time spent with McQueen reaffirmed in Bradley that her trademark would be to create spectacular silhouettes.

From there, Bradley was commissioned by the London store Liberty to make a range of paper showpieces, including a dress and head pieces for their Christmas windows in 2005. This moment was to define Bradley’s skill in working with luxury papers.

Her clients include Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chopard, Tiffany, Christian Louboutin and major department stores around the globe from Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, Bergdorf Goodman in New York to Harvey Nichols & Harrods in London.

Bradley’s work has featured in American and Chinese Elle, British Vogue, British Harper’s Bazaar, Wallpaper and Italian Casa Vogue. Bradley’s work has also been published in numerous books on paper art and exhibited in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and New York.

The Red Rose Dress will be on display at Chatswood Chase Sydney until 30 November 2016. For more information, visit: www.chatswoodchasesydney.com.au For more information about Zoe Bradley and her work, visit: www.zoebradley.com for details.

Image: The Red Rose Dress by Zoe Bradley (supplied)